Super Mario Land 2, Metroid 2 to hit 3DS eShop in 2011

Two of the Game Boy’s most critically acclaimed and best-loved games, Super Mario Land 2 and Metroid 2: Return of Samus, will be hitting the 3DS eShop before the end of the year, ONM has confirmed.

The original Super Mario Land was a launch title for the eShop, but this will also mark Samus’ debut on the system. Metroid: Fusion, a Game Boy Advance title in the series will also be coming as part of the 3DS ambassador’s┬áprogram before the year is out.

No specific date has been pinned on either game but look for them in the next four months (duh).

Sort of a ‘full circle’ moment for this TVGBer; playing Return of Samus is one of my earliest gaming memories, even though I played it about five years after release. Oh I’m not too young, leave me alone!